This Weekend at Queens Library

Join Queens Library for a weekend of free musical performances, including traditional African-American piedmont blues, folk music, jazz classics, Turkish melodies as well as a hands on art workshop. 


Piedmont Bluz

Come to Queens Library at Rochdale Village for a performance by Piedmont Bluz, an acoustic duo dedicated to the preservation of the Piedmont blues style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture. Less known than the delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger-picking and a ragtime-based rhythm.

Sat, August 2nd between 3:00-4:30pm.
Queens Library at Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434


Tin Throat Ensemble Presents New Music for a New Audience

All are invited to Queens Library at Jackson Heights to see the Tin Throat Ensemble excite audiences with intoxicating rhythms steeped in the traditions of folk music and improvisation. The ensemble consists of Alejandro Flórez, guitar and compositions; Dan Blake, saxophones; Ben Stapp, tuba; and Satoshi Takeishi, drums.

Sat, August 2nd between 3:00-4:15pm.
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
35-51 81st St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372


Free Jazz

Join pianist William Gati as he explores musical concepts in a true jazz style, with performances of Harold Arlen's Over the Rainbow, Charlie Parker's Now's the Time, Billy Joel's New York State of Mind and more at Queens Library at Forest Hills.

Sat, August 2nd between 2:30-3:45pm.
Queens Library at Forest Hills
108-19 71st Ave, New York, NY 11375


Celebrate Ramadan with Turkish Crafts, Music, Sweets and Gifts

Queens Library at Broadway invites you to join artist Mustafa Yasar for a children’s workshop on the Turkish art of ebru, a musical performance by Ercan Dereyayla, a raffle, and Turkish sweets for all.

Turkish: Ramazanı Türk el işi sanatları , Türk Müziği , Tatlıları ve Çocuklarımıza Hediyelerle kutlayalım 1. Bölüm: Mustafa Yaşar ile Çocuklar için Türk Sanatı ( Ebru Sanatı) 2. Bölüm: Ercan Dereyayla ile Türk Musikisi 3. Bölüm: Çekilişle şanslı katılımcılarımıza hediyeler verilecektir , ayrıca tatlılar hepimiz için!

Sat, August 2nd between 2:00-5:00pm.
Queens Library at Broadway
Address 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103


Participatory Art-Making

Come to Queens Library at Flushing for an artist-led tour of the Gumhearts installation, followed by an artist talk and a hands-on origami heart-making workshop for children and adults. In Rooms A&B, on the Lower Level.

Sat, August 2nd between 4:00-6:00pm.
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355


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